Back Pain Recognition Program (Retired)
NCQA’s Back Pain Recognition Program (BPRP) recognized physicians and chiropractors who deliver superior care to millions of Americans who suffer from low back pain. The BPRP program consisted of 13 clinical measures and three structural standards such as the elements of the physical exam and advice for the return to normal activities. These requirements addressed the broad spectrum of low back pain and focus on underuse, misuse and overuse of treatment modalities.NCQA developed BPRP requirements from widely accepted medical evidence, with significant input from physician specialists and health plan and employer representatives.
Eligible physicians abstracted data from the charts of 35 low back pain patients and submitted this information to NCQA for review along with documentation of patient education and evaluation of patient experience.
Since August of 2012 the BPRP program has been retired and is no longer accepting any applicants. Click here for more information.